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Live a Sober Lifestyle

Living a sober lifestyle can open the door to many things, including improved relationships, better memory and health; more time, money, and energy; and a longer, meaningful life.

Here are a few tips to maintain an environment of recovery and live a sober lifestyle:

  • Increase your exercise.
  • Find a go-to food or drink to replace alcohol/substances.
  • Build your social circle with sober friends.
  • Reward yourself when you resist the temptation to drink or use.
  • Get adequate sleep (at least 7-8 hours).
  • Cook healthy meals at home.
  • Develop and practice how to say “no, thank you” with confidence.
  • Explore other social activities that don’t involve alcohol or substances.
  • Fill your time with a healthier activity when you would typically drink or use.
  • Celebrate the little victories. A day, a week, a month, a year, a decade without alcohol or substances is a huge accomplishment that YOU achieved!

For more ideas on how to have fun without alcohol visit Own Your Limits.